National Inhalants & Poisons Awareness Week 2014 - Be a Superhero In Your Home
Posted March 28, 2014
National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week, also known as NIPAW, is an annual, community level program that takes place the third week in March to highlight understanding and education around inhalant abuse prevention. Developed in 1992 by the National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, NIPAW is an extension of National Poison Prevention Week. Held from March 16-22nd, the week focuses on spreading awareness and education on inhalant abuse prevention and poison prevention.
ACE spent the week spreading awareness about inhalant abuse prevention through many online channels. Parents took Parent Pledges, pledging to talk to their children about inhalant abuse. See the pledges here. Hundreds of Inhalant Abuse Prevention Kits, Facilitator’s Guides, and Quizzes were downloaded throughout the week.
ACE wrapped up the week in Alexandria, Virginia with a “Be a Superhero in Your Home Health and Safety Fair”. Over 100 students participated in stations learning about healthy habits and making smart choices. The highlight of the event was a visit from Batman, who shared how he is a superhero in the home. To read a full summary of the event click here or check out the photos from the event on the ACE Facebook page.